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The Great Wall of China in Mutianyu

The Great Wall of China is referred to in Mandarin as Wanli Changcheng   (10,000-Li Long Wall or simply very long wall) BEIJING, ...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya Starbucks Branch








Have you ever wonder how it feels to drink your morning coffee inside an antique house in Kyoto Japan?

We dropped by in Starbucks for our much needed caffeine fix one rainy day. The Starbucks branch in Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya was a 100-year-old traditional house converted into a coffee shop. Boy, was I bowled over by the uniqueness of this cafe. The creaking floors added warmth to this Centenarian building. We are all aware that the upkeep of an old building is a great challenge because it is both an art and a science.


The shop is located in Ninenzaka, a popular street that leads to the World Heritage-listed Kiyomizudera Temple. The unique features of this tatami-floored Starbucks Coffee store took ten years before it debuted on June 30, 2017.

The Starbucks project team wanted to create a "one-of-a-kind shop that conveys the culture and history of Kyoto more than ever before."

However, it wasn't an easy feat. Finding the perfect place was more complicated than expected since most traditional Japanese buildings are small and cannot fit a colossal coffee shop. Moreover, reforming an old building was going to be a challenge.

Even after a building was selected, turning it into a shop while complying with regulations wasn't easy. The Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya shop was only completed with cooperation from local governments.


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Twin Lakes Hotel Viewing Deck


 

This post is part of my libreng pasyalan series. 

Twin Lakes Hotel Viewing Deck is astonishing.  There, you could opt to have a selfie or have your pictures taken with the rice terraces like background for free.

Yes, it is absolutely 💯 percent free.  And if you're lucky like us, you could even eat some sweet treats for free at their hotel lobby during the holidays.




Champagne Room's Comfort Room



Are you like me who love taking photographs even inside the John?

I took the photo above inside the comfort room of Manila Hotel's Champagne Room 🍾  when we attended a wedding there.

If you happen to visit Manila Hotel, you ought to try using the comfort room of the Champagne Room 🍾 because of their full ceiling to ceiling mirror which is great in raking photos. 


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Twin Lakes Lobby at Christmas Time


 


We dropped by Twin Lakes Hotel in Tagaytay and had a free taste of their Free Puto Bungbung.  

I love Christmas time because the various hotels here in the Philippines decorate their lobbies with wonderful Christmas ornaments and even offer freebies for guests and even to non-guests alike.


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